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The boys are accused of carrying out burglaries at locations including Claridge’s hotel in Mayfair, the Four Seasons in Park Lane, the Corinthia hotel in Whitehall and the BBC Television Centre complex in White City, including at the offices of retailer the White Company.

A 12-year-old boy has denied carrying out a 10-month burglary spree at prestigious hotels in London and the BBC Television Centre complex, a court hea(...)

People walk along Wall Street near the New York Stock Exchange in New York. US stocks were choppy on Friday. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Stocks were mixed on Friday, while gold dropped after Russian president Vladimir Putin said there had been some progress in Moscow’s talks with Ukrai(...)

A mourner holding the Mass booklet at the funeral of Aoife Beary at Our Lady of Perpetual Succour in Foxrock, Dublin on Friday. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Aoife Beary “insisted on living life well” after surviving the Berkeley balcony collapse in summer of 2015 in which six of her friends were killed, he(...)

Ben Platt’s age has come under scrutiny in reviews of Dear Evan Hansen.

Cinema and musical theatre have, for the last 50 years or so, been in and out of relationship counselling. The newer medium can’t quite decide how it (...)

David Card, Joshua Angrist and Guido Imbens. Photograph: Claudio Bresciani/TT via AP

Three US-based economists won the 2021 Nobel prize for economics for work on drawing conclusions from unintended experiments, or so-called “natural ex(...)

The Irish Mathematical Society, which holds its annual meeting this week, has been going strong for 45 years. Photograph: iStock

On a cold December night in 1976, a group of mathematicians assembled in a room in Trinity College Dublin for the inaugural meeting of the Irish Mathe(...)

People rest at the Oregon Convention Center cooling station in Oregon, Portland on Monday. Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

The hottest day of an unprecedented and dangerous heatwave scorched the US Pacific Northwest on Monday, with temperatures breaking records that had be(...)

In a world where the number of publications is an indicator of your value, women researchers are penalised for any time spent out of the workforce to have children or engage in care duties.

Academic conferences of economists are an important showcase for new research, enabling the exchange of ideas, and allowing authors to benefit from pe(...)

US vice-president Mike Pence and President Donald Trump. Photograph:  Michael Reynolds

For vice-president Mike Pence, the moment of truth had arrived. After three years and 11 months of navigating the treacherous waters of President Dona(...)

The penthouse suite in Claridge’s hotel has its own ornamental lake, half an acre of landscaped garden, a rooftop swimming pool and two glass-sided pavilions. Photograph: Andy Shaw/Bloomberg News

Irish businessman Paddy McKillen is planning a major expansion of his Maybourne Hotel Group while putting the final touches to a multimillion pound re(...)

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